Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Invite K-12 Students to Participate in 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month Contests

On April 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Student winners will earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship ~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott invited Florida K-12 students to participate in the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month essay and art contests based on this year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes.” Parents, students, teachers, and principals are […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights Job Creation at ReliaQuest

On April 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

~ Also Recognized Employees with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award ~ TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job creation at ReliaQuest, a growing IT security firm with customers worldwide. ReliaQuest is expanding its Corporate Headquarters and Security Operations Center in Tampa which will create 55 new security engineer positions by the end of […]

Governor Rick Scott Highlights Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

On April 27, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted efforts to fight human trafficking in the Florida First budget, including $6.8 million for safe homes and service providers across the state for victims of human trafficking and other services. Governor Scott also highlighted an additional $2.3 million for the PACE Center for Girls to fund an […]

Governor Rick Scott Awards Six Law Enforcement Officers with the Medal of Heroism

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded Florida State University Police Department Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and Tallahassee Police Department Officer Wayne Staats  with the Medal of Heroism for their quick reaction in a hostile situation. Governor […]

Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida CEO Chester Spellman awarded one individual and one volunteer program with the Champion of Service Award. Governor Scott said, “Renee and the Sarasota Downtown Ambassador Program have gone above and beyond to serve their communities. I am honored […]

Governor Rick Scott Presents Shine Awards to 2016 Teachers of the Year

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of Florida’s Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized five outstanding educators with Governor’s Shine Awards. Each teacher has been recognized as a 2016 Teacher of the Year for their county or school. Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to recognize five of Florida’s top teachers today for working […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Dustin Rivest with Young Entrepreneur Award

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Dustin Rivest with the Young Entrepreneur Award. Dustin is the founder and CEO of App Innovators, a mobile and web app development company in Tallahassee, and has created more than 200 apps since 2012. The small business doubled its workforce […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes 4 Rivers Smokehouse with Business Ambassador Award

On April 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized John Rivers, the founder of the restaurant, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. 4 Rivers originated as a barbecue ministry in the Rivers’ family garage to support local organizations and charities. Since officially opening their doors in […]

Following Trade Mission to PA, Gov. Scott Announces B. Braun Will Add 175 New Jobs in Florida

On April 25, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Announcement Kicks Off Gov. Scott Leading Trade Mission to California Next Week  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that B. Braun Medical Inc. will be opening their first location in Florida. This follows a meeting Governor Scott held with B. Braun during his domestic trade mission to Pennsylvania last year. B. Braun, the […]

Governor Rick Scott Honors More Than 500 Service Members with Governor’s Veterans Service Award

On April 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

KEY WEST, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott awarded 527 service members at the Key West Naval Air Station with Governor’s Veterans Service Awards for their service to Florida and the nation. Governor Scott said, “Today I met over 500 veterans and active duty service members that have made countless sacrifices to protect our nation […]